TOEFL IBT Listening Practice Test 05 from Barron’s TOEFL iBT

Listening 8 “Art History Class”

40. What is this discussion mainly about?
CD Artists in New York

CD Post Impressionists

CD Abstract Expressionism

CD The Guggenheim collection


41. To what did some critics compare Pollock’s work?
CD Nature

CD Dancing

CD Chaos

CD Houses


42. According to the professor, what defines action art?
Click on 2 answer choices.
A. Control

B. Design

C. Coincidence

D. Imbalance


43. Why does the professor say this:
CD He is helping the student to find the exact word.
CD He is correcting something that the student said.
CD He is changing the topic of the discussion.
CD He is trying to regain the floor to continue.


44. What is interesting about the painting, “Lavender Mist?”
CD The unusual color

CD The texture of the paint

CD The artist’s handprints

CD The number of copies


45. What is the professor’s opinion of Pollock?
CD He thinks that Pollock was an excellent illustrator.

CD He argues that Pollock’s work was influential.
CD He expresses reservations about Pollock’s work.
CD He agrees with Pollock’s critics.


Listening 9 “Engineering Class’

46. What is this lecture mainly, about?
CD Reinforced concrete in buildings

CD The stresses caused by earthquakes

CD Earthquake-resistant structures

CD Understanding construction sites


47. Which technique is used to reinforce walls?
CD Cross-bracing

CD Shear cores

CD Bolting

CD Base isolators


48. Which two materials are used in base isolators?
Click on 2 answer choices.
[A] Rubber
[B] Steel
[C] Concrete

[D] Soil


49. What happens to fill dirt during an earthquake?
QD It allows the building to sway.
CD It reduces earthquake damage.
CD It becomes unstable and collapses.
CD It creates mild shock waves.


50. Why does the professor say this:
CD He is introducing a new major point.
CD He is trying to get the students to participate.
CD He is drawing a conclusion about engineering.
CD He is disagreeing with his previous comment.


51. What does the professor think about computer sensors for buildings?
CD He thinks this is a superior method for preserving buildings.
CD He finds the research on sensors for pistons very encouraging.

CD He is more concerned about the potential for people to be injured

CD He doubts that the concept will result in design improvements.